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The boy who became Buffalo Bill : growing up Billy Cody in bleeding Kansas

by Warren, Andrea (Author)

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Explores how the man who became the most famous entertainer of his time and a legend of the "Wild West" grew up amid a violent regional conflict that would soon tear apart the nation. Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • A note of caution to readers
  • Use of terminology in this book
  • Prologue, 1894
  • Losing Sam
  • On the road to Kansas
  • Slavery becomes real
  • Billy visits Fort Leavenworth
  • Arriving in the promised land
  • At home in the valley
  • Isaac Cody's bloody trail
  • Pro-slave or free state?
  • Billy sounds the alarm
  • Billy meets the abolitionists
  • John Brown's war in Kansas
  • Father
  • Billy the hero
  • Trouble with the Mormons
  • Billy and the Indians
  • Billy rides the Pony Express
  • Bily's volunteer war
  • Billy joins the red legs
  • Quantrill takes revenge
  • Mother
  • Private Cody : scout and spy
  • A soldier's life
  • Becoming Buffalo Bill
  • Buffalo Bill's Wild West
  • The later life and legacy of the boy from Bleeding Kansas
  • More about Buffalo Bill and his times.